I launch this thread on the rumor that Carl Page is in Padua.
I cannot confirm.
I see it claimed by MFMP on facebook
and by a local newspaper talking also of bill gates with an old photo of Bill gates visit of ENEA
Mats Lewan cite his book, to confirm the (bad) relation between Carl Page and Rossi
And I just have to quote my book again:
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A special business segment Rossi did not value much was venture capitalists. I had even heard a rumor that Carl Page, brother of Google co-founder Larry Page, had organized a meeting between Rossi and Elon Musk, super entrepreneur and founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, but that Rossi had cancelled the meeting at short notice, reportedly irritating those involved. When I asked Rossi if it was true he didn’t remember any such meeting nor did he know who Elon Musk was. However, he said:
“Some venture capitalist from California has contacted me but there is so much fraud in that industry—there are a lot of people talking about huge opportunities and availability, but then when you go into the concrete, you discover that there is a lot of fake. Then the concrete proposals are also so small that they don’t interest us. Sometimes someone has wanted to invest half a million dollars to see what happens, but you know, I already spent half a million dollars in research. We do not need them.”
(An Impossible Invention, Chapter 18).
Mats Lewan at mfmp fb page: Not so much coincidence maybe. Bill Gates was the first who received my book, the day before it was released. A few weeks later Carl Page ordered 4 copies (one for himself, one for his brother Larry, one for Sergey and one for Elon Musk?). Would be delighted to meet them and ask (will arrive in Padua on Thursday).
time to discuss of that rumor, and of any substance behind